A favorite event of Whispering Woods Gallery is the Washington Crossing Card Collector Club’s Annual Postcard Show and Sale. This is the place to buy vintage postcards. If you can make it to Titusville on June 1, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. 9:00-4:00 at the Union Fire Company in Titusville, NJ. For more information visit wc4postcards.org.
When you visit Whispering Woods Gallery you can always see a few vintage postcard montages on display. With so many postcards to choose from, a small montage makes a personal and fun gift.
Richard Bollinger is one of Whispering Woods Gallery’s favorite local artists. We have sold his artwork from the first days of our shop in 1987. Each piece is unique and has significance. For Memorial Day, I would like to share a print of Rick’s called ” Memorial Day.”
Memorial Day print by Richard Bollinger
$90, signed, limited edition.
It’s spring time in Chester County. The fresh fragrance of new life is in the air. A bold palette of bright colors has washed over winter’s stark canvas. Rich tones of green and vibrant yellows punctuate the land in every direction. In this painting, watercolorist Richard Bollinger captures the dramatic shadows that are cast over a flowering hillside.
The morning breeze stirs the limbs of a century old oak and begins to move and gently unfurl our nation’s banner. The stars and stripes that are so familiar to this Pennsylvania landscape, today, take on a much greater significance. It has been raised this day to honor the countless men and women who have served this nation and have paid the ultimate price. It’s Memorial Day. Soon, warmer days will arrive and the activities of summer will take center stage. But this day, Memorial Day, we pause and reflect … we remember … and we are grateful!
Whispering Woods Gallery is collecting for “Buck Up Bucks County” through March 31, 2013
A community-wide campaign to support the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, a program of Family Service Association, Buck Up Bucks County will run through March.
For the last 30 years, the kitchen at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter has been serving three meals a day to roughly 80 children, women, and men, every day of the week totaling about ONE MILLION meals!
The Courier Times and Intelligencer, along with Comcast and Family Service Association are challenging YOU Bucks County to Buck Up for the Shelter! If every resident of our County gave just ONE dollar, we would have enough to renovate the heart of the Shelter as well as continue to provide critical services to move residents into a home of their own. Imagine what condition your kitchen would be in after a million meals! The Shelter kitchen is in desperate need of a complete renovation.
Just one dollar. It is easy to find. One dollar is:
• The change at the bottom of your purse…
• The coins you find on the floor mat of your car
• The crumpled bill in last year’s winter coat…
Future generations will only know who they are…when they understand the story of where past generations have been. Whispering Woods Gallery carries American made flag cases for American heroes. We offer a wide selection of flags cases for military burial flags and smaller 3′x 5′ flags. Stop by our shop to see our sample, which is from our Dad who served in the US Army in WWII.
At the West Coast Art and Frame Show there are thousands of unique moulding styles for us to view. It’s like picking out treats from the candy store without the calories!
Frames by airbrush artist Dennis Mathewson..
Photo credit: Wikipedia
This holiday is the perfect opportunity to take pictures of your family, your friends, and your neighborhood. Don’t let short days or cold weather discourage you. Today’s digital cameras handle low light well, so it’s a great time to record the holiday lights and candles that mark the winter season.The first rule for pictures of holiday lights is to turn off your camera’s flash, which can rob the scene of color. If you’re taking pictures of holiday decorations at a neighbor’s house or a colorful store display, your camera may select a slow shutter speed, so use a tripod or find a way to steady your camera on a solid object. Use ISO 400 or even ISO 800. Automatic white balance can also drain color from the scene. Read your instruction book and experiment with other color balance presets. Shoot, check your LCD panel, and make adjustments.
Whether your subject is holiday decorations and lights, or a portrait of a family member, the most common mistake is to shoot from too far away. Don’t zoom in on your subject, because that will affect shutter speed. Instead, move closer.
Gentle snow won’t hurt your camera, and if it’s cold outside just keep it in your pocket until you’re ready to take pictures. Enjoy the lights and Happy Holidays to all from Whispering Woods Gallery!
Remember to order custom framing as early as possible! We’ve had storms, power outages, and two snowfalls in the past months. Don’t wait another day!
Whispering Woods Gallery Holiday Framing Ideas
For those who have stopped by Whispering Woods Gallery in the past month, you might have seen a very interesting piece of stamp art that we framed. This piece was the fourth Ebu-Arts piece created by Win Straube. Those who saw the piece enjoyed looking at the stamps and reminisced about using their favorites from the past. It was quite an eye catching piece enjoyed by all ages. You will be happy to know that previous pieces are available as posters and as limited editions. Ebu-Arts is located just over the bridge in New Jersey and we thank them for letting us frame their fascinating collection.
Whispering Woods Gallery has an ongoing collection of artwork for Deserving Decor, a non profit organization in Bucks County. Their mission is to create warm and inviting spaces for families living in 57 transitional homeless shelter apartments and homes while they rebuild their lives. Deserving Decor has completed over 100 properties in the past five years.
Are you moving or redecorating? We would be happy to accept your artwork donations. Whispering Woods Gallery will check the hanging hardware and make sure that every thing is in “picture perfect” condition. Throwing out art due to redecorating adds additional waste to already immense landfills, donating to Deserving Decor is the perfect green way to recycle the art and brighten the home of a family in need.
Beth Baker, founder of Deserving Decor and volunteer Donna Strickler pick up artwork at Whispering Woods Gallery.
Whispering Woods Gallery was a nominee in the 2012 Philly Hotlist competition for Best Custom Framing. There were over 6,000 businesses in 140 categories represented in the Philadelphia area. We came in first for the entire Philadelphia area, competing with 24 other frame shops. For those who voted, we sincerely thank you! It was a very close race and in this case every vote counted.
Our long time neighbor What’s For Dessert also had a close race. Pat Bryson, owner of What’s For Dessert had the lead for best Philadelphia area bakery for most of the time, but fell back to the #2 spot at the end. What’s for Dessert, you have our vote!